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    Easy: Fish Fingers, waffles, peas. Twice a day....

    Easy: Fish Fingers, waffles, peas. Twice a day. Smattering of fruit. Ten years. Two (reasonably) normal children. No sweat. My sister's kids eat all sorts of weird: foie gras, olives, oysters. Fuck...
  2. Thread: Anti virus etc.

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    Eugene Kaspersky will never be as rock'n'roll as...

    Eugene Kaspersky will never be as rock'n'roll as John McAfee https://www.wired.com/2012/12/ff-john-mcafees-last-stand/

    (I'm with Nigel - Windows appears to have a great AV solution).
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    It's no surprise that modern stuff is ARM-based -...

    It's no surprise that modern stuff is ARM-based - this is DIY stuff (someone on here made one recently) Back in the day, the microcontrollers were less accessible, the code very basic. The...
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    Interesting. The original nitrox Aladins were the...

    Interesting. The original nitrox Aladins were the subject of much wailing and gnashing of teeth (also Seiko). On surface intervals between repetitive dives they would (incorrectly) calculate the...
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    Some of the original rec dive computers were...

    Some of the original rec dive computers were developed and OEMed by Seiko. The Uwatec Aladin from the early 90s was one of their first, I beleive. And the guts of many dive computers still use Seiko...
  6. Thread: Trump Twitter Ban

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    :smirk:

    :smirk:
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    Could have been worse - shitting yourself while...

    Could have been worse - shitting yourself while puking into the toilet. Sounds like a good night!
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    Just glad to get out of the house, tbh. :D

    Just glad to get out of the house, tbh. :D
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    After two years of unemployment, (year one, an...

    After two years of unemployment, (year one, an intentional sabbatical; year two was meant to be the renaissance, but kiboshed by the covid situation) I'm now once again fully employed, and with some...
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    More of this, yes. But that's not their model. I...

    More of this, yes. But that's not their model. I was lucky in that the instructor me and my mate had drilled into us stuff that went beyond that necessary for the cert. Things like re-routing the...
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    😂

    😂
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    Arse. That's my drive. I shall free up. Thanks. ...

    Arse. That's my drive. I shall free up. Thanks.

    Should be ok now?
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    Spare a thought for this British entrepreneur...

    Spare a thought for this British entrepreneur (nsfw)

    http://https://drive.google.com/file/d/18zybJ3zzOrRvN8O8gSkPk5PVPUwOk5Xa/view?usp=drivesdk
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    Nice to see your bags are plastic-free. Will it...

    Nice to see your bags are plastic-free. Will it be enough to tempt me away from Yorkshire after all these years? I will take the plunge...
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    ...which is all very well for food. The problem...

    ...which is all very well for food. The problem with "buying British" for other stuff, is that not many people want to pay for it. If you're into (and can afford) super-expensive, esoteric HiFi, for...
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    Well, it's certainly a non-trivial task... :fubar:

    Well, it's certainly a non-trivial task... :fubar:
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    It's all about "selling goods/services" directly...

    It's all about "selling goods/services" directly to the public. That's where the visa/work permit comes in.
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    Yes, that's the existing state of affairs for...

    Yes, that's the existing state of affairs for "third" countries. As far as I understand, no arrangements have yet been negotiated to represent the arts community (travelling in either direction). So...
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    /rant Fucking fuck the fucking fishing. ...

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    Fucking fuck the fucking fishing.

    Fishing is worth less than 1% of the industry I'm involved in - the entertainment/touring biz is worth over 40bn. Yes, 40bn, all in. Every UK/US touring...
  20. Thread: Dive watch

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    They're timers alright (complications, in the...

    They're timers alright (complications, in the vernacular). Inextricably linked. Look at the picture again. What do think they're telling you?
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    The only issue I see with wetsuit neoprene is...

    The only issue I see with wetsuit neoprene is that it stays damp for ages. And with that comes the inevitable stink. I wear a dive watch pretty much 24/7 - it very rarely comes off (yes, I even wear...
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    Ahh... The two happiest days in a boat-owner's...

    Ahh... The two happiest days in a boat-owner's life...
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    Nice. That your boat?

    Nice. That your boat?
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    It's only half a job tho, eh? GOP have control in...

    It's only half a job tho, eh? GOP have control in the Senate, and have packed the Supreme court with religious nut-jobs. Biden will get little done for the next two years, and that's a stick he'll be...
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    Isn't it rich, when the key service providers and...

    Isn't it rich, when the key service providers and recipients of Rishi Sunak's seemingly bottomless pockets are, in fact, all friends of UKGov. The cronyism might be forgiven if they'd actually got...
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